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Finding Receiver No. 3
Seniors Jordan Shipley and Quan Cosby return, but they'll be leading a group of relatively inexperienced wide receivers. Offensive coordinator Greg Davis talked about the position battle going on as young receivers establish their spots on the depth chart. Plus, notes from practice, including on the package of plays designed to get McCoy and Chiles on the field at the same time.

For Horns' defense, pressuring QBs, not sacking them, may be best barometer
Austin American-Statesman
Sacks. For the Texas Longhorns, they're the defensive must-stat for the season.

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Austin American-Statesman

The thinking behind UT's two QB experiment
Dallas Morning News
Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis offered insight Tuesday into the Longhorns' desire to use quarterbacks Colt McCoy and John Chiles simultaneously this season. Texas' freshman receivers catching some eyes
Dallas Morning News
Freshmen Malcolm Williams of Garland and Dan Buckner of Allen are making a push to become Texas' third receiver, offensive coordinator Greg Davis said Tuesday.

Texas hoping to use McCoy on run more
Dallas Morning News
Texas wants to use Colt McCoy's running ability while trying to keep the hard hits to a minimum.

Leaving the Lone Star State: Three of the nation's best quarterbacks come from Texas but have left state
Daily Texan
Quarterbacks Chase Daniel, Todd Reesing and Matthew Stafford have a lot in common. All three have been very successful at the collegiate level, with Daniel leading Missouri to a Big 12 North title, Reesing leading Kansas to a BCS bowl game victory and Stafford leading Georgia to a Sugar Bowl win and a preseason No. 1 ranking this season. The trio dominating the collegiate football landscape has another thing in common that may be a painful realization for Longhorn fans: All three hail from the state of Texas, and all three could have been Longhorns.

UT wants to put Chiles to work
Associated Press
Big, fast and athletic, John Chiles is the player Texas fans are aching to see in action every week, not just once in a while in mop-up duty.


Cards' Sendlein confident heading into 2nd year
East Valley Tribune
For the sake of "team," differences between Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart and center Lyle Sendlein will be put aside. Leinart seems fine with that, since Leinart and USC lost the 2006 national championship game to Sendlein's Texas Longhorns. It's still a sore subject.


Brendan Hansen seeks redemption
Philadelphia Inquirer
You see them standing on the spotlighted Olympic podiums, just a few inches below the winners, silver medals gleaming on their chests, the eyes of the world upon them, and you think they must be among the luckiest people on earth. But most world-class athletes aren't built to be runners-up. They dream of the top step, the gold medal, the unalloyed glory. For many, the joy of being an Olympic medalist can be overshadowed by the frustration of finishing second. Take Brendan Hansen.


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